The Levelling

Hope Dickson Leach (2016)

Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden Rated 15

Set against the backdrop of the devastating Somerset floods of 2014. Clover returns to her family farm to confront her estranged father. Shadowed by ill-remembered conflicts and unspoken regrets, the pair set out to heal their fractious yet still loving relationships.

Impressive performances and exceptional cinematography mark this debut feature from director Hope Dickson Leach. A powerful British film that has won much acclaim.

93% – Rotten Tomatoes

“Unflinching in its depiction of rural reality, this may be a dour drama, but it has been made with sincerity and an exceptional sense of place.”

“The film grows and grows. Not just as a character piece with pain and poignancy; also as a swirly, dystopian, ugly-beautiful landscape painting.”